What’s on TV Sunday: ‘I May Destroy You’ and ‘This Country’

I MAY DESTROY YOU 10:30 p.m. on HBO. Michaela Coel, the British playwright, actress and star of the Netflix series “Chewing Gum,” is back with a new half-hour drama that explores big ideas about dating, exploitation and consent. Coel plays a popular writer named Arabella, who, during an all-night bender with friends, is drugged and assaulted. “The 12-part series alternates …

How to Write Found Poetry

These days, people are turning to art or poetry while stuck at home, because they want to feel something other than being at home. One way to feel something different and exciting is to craft a found poem. Rita Dove, a former United States poet laureate, said that poetry is “the bones and the skeleton of the language. It teaches …

Cool Off, Even Without a Deep End

The end of the school year is approaching, and the usual summer diversions like a trip to the local pool are most likely out of the question. (How can you reliably stay six feet apart in the water?) Luckily, there are other ways to stay wet and cool, even without big group gatherings. Here are a few ideas for watery …

US protests live: hundreds of thousands march against racial injustice | US news

Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski, who surrendered Saturday morning, pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault. They were released without bail. As hundreds of thousands march across the country, police in numerous US cities have faced condemnation for their crackdowns on demonstrations, including punching, kicking, teargassing, pepper-spraying and driving vehicles at often peaceful protesters. McCabe, 32, and Torgalski, 39, “crossed a …

How to Start a Neighborhood Association

Some neighborhood associations muster around particular issues, like cleaning up Superfund sites, food security, housing, education or over-policing. Others handle more general community concerns, like development and beautification. Mutual aid and community emergency response are also frequently built into neighborhood associations. Whatever the issue, this work has been done somewhere before; devising a neighborhood association is, in part, a matter …

CNN ‘Sesame Street’ anti-racism town hall praised on Twitter

CLOSE Sesame Street airs a PSA from Elmo’s dad, Louie, to remind parents to take time for themselves during quarantine. USA TODAY Handout “Sesame Street” and CNN teamed up to bring children (and adults) a different type of Saturday morning cartoon — a town hall with Elmo and friends to address racism. CNN commentator Van Jones, and anchor and national correspondent Erica …

Rachel Lindsay Called Out “The Bachelor” Franchise For Its Lack Of Diversity

“You’re more likely to become the president of the United States than you are a Black lead in this franchise.” As the only Black Bachelorette in the franchise’s 18-year history, Rachel Lindsay has been very vocal about the franchise’s lack of diversity. Craig Sjodin / Walt Disney Television via Getty Rachel was a contestant on Season 21 of The Bachelor …

Fox News: Black deaths, stock market graphic was insensitive

The chart included on “Special Report with Bret Baier” illustrated gains made by the S&P 500 index after King’s assassination in 1968; the Ferguson, Missouri, police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, and the May 25 death of Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. It also measured the financial yardstick against the 1991 acquittal of Los Angeles police officers …

How Police Unions Became Such Powerful Opponents to Reform Efforts

Over the past five years, as demands for reform have mounted in the aftermath of police violence in cities like Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore and now Minneapolis, police unions have emerged as one of the most significant roadblocks to change. The greater the political pressure for reform, the more defiant the unions often are in resisting it — with few city …

Facebook Contractors For WiPro In Austin Were Punished Over Union Drive

Contract workers for Facebook in Austin, Texas, say they have been retaliated against for union organizing, resulting in two workers’ departure in recent weeks. The workers, who help Facebook find and triage internal bugs, are unhappy with their employer, the India-based firm WiPro, and have been organizing in the workplace to pressure both companies for improvements. In recent months, the …